VMware at a Glance
Founded: 1998; acquired by EMC in 2004; IPO in August 2007 (NYSE:VMW)
Revenues: $703.9 million (FY06)
Customers: 20,000+, including 100% of Fortune 100
Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Locations: 40+ offices worldwide
Partnerships: 200+ hardware, software, network and storage companies; 5000+ resellers, distributors, and systems integrators
VMware is the world’s leading provider of virtualization solutions for x86-based servers and desktops. Through a pioneering approach to virtualization, VMware technology works to separate the software from the underlying hardware. This allows a single computer to run multiple operating systems and applications, delivering significant improvements in efficiency, availability, flexibility and manageability.
Founded in 1998, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices around the world. VMware’s customer base consists of more than 20,000 organizations of all sizes, including 100% of Fortune 100 companies. VMware delivers technology designed to substantially lower IT costs, provide more flexibility in choosing operating systems, and offer a more automated and resilient systems infrastructure capable of responding to variable business demands.
Products & Solutions
Award-Winning Products. VMware offers a wide range of award-winning virtualization products, from free software for virtualizing desktops and servers to comprehensive enterprise-class platforms for optimizing data centers and IT infrastructure.
Proven Solutions. VMware’s broad and proven suite of virtualization solutions addresses a range of complex challenges facing IT organizations, including:
* Server Consolidation & Infrastructure Optimization: VMware technology – including the industry’s only complete virtual infrastructure -- helps organizations consolidate servers and increase utilization rates, greatly reduce power and cooling costs, and manage and automate IT processes for maximum availability, performance and scalability.
* Business Continuity: With exclusive features such as automated load balancing and live migration of virtual machines, VMware technology enables organizations to increase uptime and reduce the cost and complexity of meeting high availability and disaster recovery objectives.
* Software Lifecycle Automation: Developers and other IT professionals use VMware solutions to streamline the software development and testing process, reduce server provisioning time, and improve software quality.
* Enterprise Desktop Management: Enabling enterprises to better manage and control their desktop systems, VMware helps customers speed deployments, administer systems from a central location, and provide end-users with a satisfying physical-PC experience.
Global Partner Ecosystem. To meet customer needs for added value and product interoperability, VMware maintains partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies. This includes technical alliances with 200+ hardware, software, network, and storage companies; a reseller network of 4000+ accredited resellers, distributors and systems integrators; and dozens of virtual appliance makers offering software-OS combinations in pre-configured packages.
Services and Support. To protect and leverage customer investments in VMware technology, VMware provides a range of Professional Services and Customer Support through VMware teams as well as through hundreds of authorized partner organizations in 40 countries. This includes proactive, top-quality Support offerings, Consulting services to accelerate virtualization implementations, and extensive Education services for building in-house expertise.
Superior Technology & Value
VMware offers customers a superior choice for virtualization solutions through:
* Mature, production-proven products of unparalleled performance, robustness and reliability.
* The industry’s only complete virtualization infrastructure, enabling virtualized assets to be aggregated and deployed as a shared utility for dynamic, automated, always-on computing.
* Platform neutrality and open standards for greater interoperability and the flexibility to create shared resource pools independent of specific OS and hardware platforms.
* Maximum value through rapid ROI, lower ownership costs, and a scale-as-you-grow adoption cycle of escalating value.
Beyond VMWare, how investors can ride virtualization wave
Windows and Linux Symbiosis.
Just scratching the surface of the power of VMware, lets you have multiple OS coexist in one computer.
This is a screen shot of my very own laptop.
Windows XP running on Debian Linux with remote desktop feature enabled.
It works the other way around too. Simply Amazing.